QQI HET: Cert in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports – SP Level 7

  • Next Commencement: Spring 2024, date to be decided. Commences with a 1-hour Virtual Orientation Session at Noon.
  • Application deadline: Apply now, or express your interest via the Online Application Centre
  • Participants must engage with the course at a QQI Level 7 academic standard and are required to show, during the application stage, an achieved academic qualification of at least level 6 standard.

*Please note this course is numbers dependent.

GENERAL INFORMATION

COURSE CODE

PG22409

LOCATION

Online

AWARD

Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports

APPLY BY

Contact the College

AWARD TYPE / LEVEL

START DATE

Spring 2024 - Date TBD / Commences with a Zoom Orientation Session at noon (1 hour)

AUDIENCE

Supervisors, PICs and managers of human services for people labelled as challenging. It is also suitable for people aspiring to those roles.

DURATION

CREDITS

20

FIRST WORKSHOP-WEBINAR DATE / TIME

Date TBD / 9.30am - 4.00pm

FORMAT

FEES

€995

WHY TAKE THIS COURSE

The Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports is an accredited programme that focuses on how to effectively support staff who work with individuals on the autistic spectrum to:

  • lead the life they want to live,
  • support and reaffirm the people that are key in the person's life

The course also explores wellbeing and quality of life. The module looks at positive measures that can provide positive outcomes for a person who has behaviours that challenge. These measures include environmental modification, learning appropriate skills and improving a person's lifestyle.

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WHAT YOU WILL YOU LEARN

This course is made up of two modules and two workshop/webinars. The modules will be predominantly online. The two workshops will be 1-day events that will help you place what you have learnt in the context of your own practice. Discussion and the sharing of experiences are actively encouraged.

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COURSE CONTENT

 Module One

Supporting a Person Within the Autism Spectrum (7N16028)

(10 credits) QQI /HET Level 7 Component Certificate Programme Content: (1-day workshop)

This module will be delivered in five Units:

Unless otherwise stated, the workshop/webinar for this module will run from 9.30am to 4.00pm with comfort and lunch breaks.

 Module Two

Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports (7N16029)

(10 credits) QQI /HET Level 7 Component Certificate Programme Content: (1-day workshop)

This module will be delivered in four Units:

Unless otherwise stated, the workshop/webinar for this module will run from 9.30am to 4.00pm with comfort and lunch breaks.

 Assessment

Successful completion of the course is dependent on undertaking an applied piece of learning that will test your understanding of the key learning outcomes of this Certificate.

The assessments will include assignments, online discussions, reflections and the design of a positive behavioural support plan.

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ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

Supports Provided

The course uses a ‘blended’ approach known as the OTC Supported Open Learning Model which combines online learning, virtual tutorials and face-to face workshops.

We Are All Part of a Learning Community

  • Dedicated tutor throughout
  • Online international award winning learning resources developed for online learning
  • Access to learning technologies such as a virtual environment.
  • Tools to support virtual learning and off campus learning
  • Online activities to support assessment.
  • Face to face workshops/webinars, tutorials.
  • Assessment submitted, marked and returned to learners with feedback through electronic or other media.

For more information on our unique and award winning learner supports, see the on link below.

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 The Learning Experience

The College's View - Raymond Watson

How do you think people benefit from the course?

I was a manager of a community house that was home to 6 people labelled as challenging. I saw first hand how the development of a person centred, positive behaviour culture with a strong management tool enhanced the live of the people and increased their inclusion and quality of life. That inspired me to create a course that could help other managers. All human services deal with what is deemed challenging behaviour and the key person in delivering an effective service for a person labelled as challenging is the manager of the unit. Regulation and specific requirements for service have made this role even more demanding.
The course should provide managers who are enabled (empowered) to manage a positive behaviour culture ensuring positive outcomes for all concerned, the service user, the staff and the organisation. One of the key components is the exploration of a management tool to support all the many components of a positive behaviour culture.

The College has won awards for the supports for adult learners and their innovative online learning environment. (Read more about the College's approach to learning here).

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HOW THE COURSE WILL SUPPORT YOUR CAREER

The special purpose award is aimed at qualified practitioners who wish to ensure the people they support even those with complex needs have the best options based on the life they want to live.

The qualification enhances any CV where you may want to go into residential services, day services, community inclusion or empowerment.

Qualification

The course is certified as a Level 7 Special Purpose Award (20 credits) by QQI.

Successful participants will receive a Certificate in Autism, Wellbeing and Positive Behaviour Supports (PG22409).

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COURSE ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

To apply you must:
Have successfully completed a Level 6 Certificate.
All applicants must be employed or volunteering in a service for people with disabilities for at least 10 hours a week.

International Applicants must provide appropriate documentary evidence of proficiency in English (i.e. IELTS 6.0).

 

HOW TO APPLY

Applications for this course are accepted through our Online Application Centre. To apply, you will need to:

  • Satisfy the entry requirements for the programme
  • Provide a range of documents to support your application
  • Submit a personal statement explaining why you want to apply

Supporting Documents and Forms to Download

You will need to provide us with a range of documents as part of your application. These are:

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Start Making your Application

All applications are processed through our application centre where you can:

  • Submit your application
  • Learn about what happens after you’ve made your application
  • Monitor the progress of your application

To visit the Online Application Centre, click on the link below.

HOW CAN WE HELP?

Contact us if you want to know more about the course.

Call:  (+353) 86 0756580 (Business hours 9am-5pm)
Mail: Please use the contact form below

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